Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Still married!

How's this for an anniversary idea?

I wish I saw more of these on the road!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My favorite flower girl gifts!

She's been patient through dress fittings, bridal showers, rehearsals.

She's been very careful not to muss her lovely dress and hair.

She carried those petals all the way down the aisle in front of ALL those people.


And she's adorable.

How do you thank her for making your wedding complete? Many brides give "their girls" a small gift as a token of thanks, and as a memento of their wedding day. Here are some of my favorite ideas:

Dear One Beanie Baby

Barbie bride doll

blossom hair pins

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lindsay and Derek 6/22/13

I not only had the pleasure of attending Lindsay and Derek's wedding, but also the honor of making their ring bearer pillow and flower girl basket. The ceremony was sweet and simple, and the location was a picturesque scene:

Waubonsie State Park, Hamburg, Iowa

The bride's vows, and a gentle breeze ♥

The three colors of sand representing God + husband + wife,
now inseparable

Congratulations to this happy couple. I wish you a lifetime of love and devotion.

 He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. 
♥ Psalm 18:22 ♥

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Guest book on display

After the big day is over, it's a sad fact that the wedding things usually get packed up in a box and stored for eternity. 

What if we got a little creative with our wedding memories so that they could become a part of our new home, instead of being banished to the attic?

Brides everywhere are being inspired by these nontraditional ideas to replace the guest book:

source: Southern Weddings magazine
source: Southern Weddings magazine

Here are two examples of a thumbprint-tree, to be framed and and incorporated in your new home's decor.

source: Emily Baughn
I love this idea: having your guests highlight their favorite Scripture in a Bible that can be prominently placed and referred to often.

source:  the plunge project
This bride and groom gave guests a fabric-safe marker to sign their wedding quilt.

source: Southern Weddings magazine
Place the signatures on a monogram of your new initials for a sweet wallhanging.

source: Edison and Ford Winter Estates
And here's an idea that can grace your mantle for happily-ever-after: signed, smooth stones gathered and displayed in an elegant glass jar.

May your marriage be as beautiful as the memories of your big day ♥